A couple weeks back Nike SB dropped a promo video for P-Rod’s third signature shoe and a couple days ago the extended version was released. This commercial is the magnum opus of advertisement dollars coming correct. Skateboarding could be described as having one of the hardest to reach and most discriminating demographics of consumers imaginable in which many companies have tried to reach and failed miserably.
This short however is chalk full of amazing skateboarding (redic. switch tre flip), cinematography, music direction and a grip of cameos including Kobe, Cube, Koston, Beasley and Lance to name a few. Nike gets it right this time. The Extended version is seen below:
Some more videos of the project can be seen here at the official P Rod SB site.
Like the Peter Pan of the 80s rock world, Sammy Van Halen West refuses to grow up. The self-proclaimed “Niagara Falls Hero” spends his days downing tequila, smoking weed (out of a skull bowl), and doing “monster donuts” in the Mighty Taco parking lot. From his “A Day in the Life:”
As I rolled up, I broke out my skull shaped bowl and started puffing what I hadn’t finished the night before. Nicely toasted, I marched up into the burrito palace and called out “Van Halen Is In The Haus!” The worker chicks there tried to hide their faces under hairnets and baseball caps… chicks always get shy in the presence of the SVHW. I grabbed a stack of customer feedback postcards and began autographing each one with a personal message for each of the dames with the sharpie that I always keep on hand.
“To Tina – Dance the Night Away”
“To Shaneeka – Rock the DonkaDonk”
“To Jolene – Thats not a guitar in my pocket (but that is one in my car)”
I scoped the ladies — lookin fine with their tight black pants and bits of spicy cooked beef stuck to their shirts. I tossed the ‘graphs to each of my girls chinese star style and rocked the fuck out the door, holding up the devil horns with my hands as I left.
In 2007, Sammy was banned from a McDonald’s on Niagara Falls Blvd. for harassing the female workers. But not being one to let Johnny Law dictate his life, he returned a half hour later and was quickly arrested.
Reliable sources say he announced his arrival to face trespassing charges by entering the Court Clerk’s office and uttering, “Van Halen in the house.” Understand he also took pains to point out to the judge that Van Halen is his legal name. (Source)
Sammy’s celebrity status has opened up several doors, including promoting a local radio station, The Edge. Heat, power, thunder, lights, camera, action…pussies.
Whatever your beliefs are about creation or religion, it would behoove you to read Zecharia Sitchen’s work. Though my soon-to-be-wife thinks I’m turning into a paranoid new age whacko, she became intrigued with Sitchen’s theories on “human evolution.” Most of the major ConspiracyTheorists (which is a silly moniker to begin with) cite Sitchen’s work as their foundation and this clip above is a decent overview of his Planet X/ Annunnaki theory.
Or perhaps you’re down with Erich Von Däniken, who postulates that an ancient civilization of extra terrestrial astronauts visited Earth, propelling humanity’s evolution through alien technology and science:
Remember when Spider-Man got married at a baseball game in the 1980s and all anybody could talk about were the dangers of miscegenation?
Announcer: “Spidey, I know MJ refused to marry you once because she was concerned about the children, you know? Would you have children that were like little Spider Babies or would they be normal human babies?”
Spider-Man: “As long as they’re healthy, that’s all I care about. Long as they got two arms and eight legs. That is a concern.”
Thanks to everyone that came out to the opening last night! Our first art exhibition was an amazing success. The show will be up for the next 6 weeks and there are still prints and Cursed Scrolls T-Shirts for sale!
Wall of prints… some 30+ intricate and ghoulish illustrations by French
Lamour (in the middle) toasts with a little bottle of apple juice… what a pussy!
Devling further into the abstraction from his debut, New Raytheonport, Gary War’s seemingly endless layers of drones, flange, phaser and chorus effects entomb catchy songs within an ornate psychedelic slop until they’re nothing more than a diversion.
Unlike with New Raytheonport, the vocals on Horribles Parade are caked in so much flange/chorus that it can make for a challenging first listen. Butas with the work of Helios Creed/Chrome, that additional challenge and layer of clamor can quickly become the turning point in establishing something either arduos or transfixing, depending on your state of mind. If you’re ready and ride the muck until it begins to part, you’ll find yourself rewarded to some surreal exploits, surprising fully of melodic charm.
As an added bonus, the CD release of Horribles Parade includes with it the Galactic Citizens EP (out later this year on vinyl via Captured Tracks)enhancing and elongating this strange psychedelic journey.
Don’t know if you’ve ever played a Ninja Gaiden game — you probably have — but the creators have a penchant for slapping giant tits on anything they think they can get away with. See above. It’s a great idea, because boys like videogames about ninjas and, in general, like huge boobs. See my nom de guerre and porn folder for proof. I actually dig the games anyway, so the massive funbags are just icing on the cake.
So, to promote Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 in Japan, they’ve put some giant tits on a wall, hoping that passersby will cop a feel. Whether anyone fondling these ninja knockers has any idea that they’re from a videogame, I couldn’t tell you. But this is brilliant marketing.
Here’s a poetic description of what this video is all about, in bad English, straight from the source.
Her arms and breasts are protrude.
When her arms and breasts
Receive loving squeezes from the passing men.